Self cutterage for seborrheic keratoses? Reasonable idea?

Seborrheic keratosis. Self curettage (self removal) of seborrheic keratosis is usually harmless but the treated spots very often will recur and there is a chance of infection if one goes too deep in removing the lesion.

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Does a seborrheic keratosis require a biopsy?

Cannot hurt. It will confirm or correct the diagnosis..Go with the advise of your doctor. Read more...

Is there a cure for seborrheic keratoses that is permanent and easy?

Seborrheic Keratosis. The exact cause of seborrheic keratoses isn't known. They are very common and generally increase in number with age. They tend to run in some families, so inheritance may play a role. At this time there is no permanent cure. Even with cryosurgery the lesions may return. Read more...

What are seborrheic keratoses like?

Seborrheic keratosis. A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Occasionally, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can look like skin cancer. Read more...